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The Finding Freedom interactive tells the stories of Eve, London, Deborah, Jack, and Andrew--enslaved people during the American Revolution.

Museum Wins Silver-Level Anthem Award from The Webby Awards for “Finding Freedom” Online Experience

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced that it has received a silver-level Anthem Award in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Category for Finding Freedom, an online interactive that explores the lives of five people of African descent during the Revolutionary War.
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Concord Bridge The Nineteenth of April, 1775 painting by Don Troiani in the Museum's Liberty exhibit.

Join Us to Celebrate the Museum’s Fifth Anniversary on April 19

The Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating five years of making history! Join us as we mark our fifth anniversary with a naturalization ceremony, Quizzo, a selfie station, giveaways, and more from Tuesday, April 19 – Sunday, April 24, 2022, during our Revolutionary Spring Break.
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Signs and Symbols of the American Revolution

April 14, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
In this free teacher workshop, encounter specific examples of 18th-century imagery and consider how signs and symbols can be used both as a pathway to historical content and a bridge to the contemporary era.
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An actor depicting James Forten. He has a rope and is wearing a hat. He is glancing away from the camera

James Forten: Growing up in the Revolution

October 27, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
What was it like to grow up during the Revolution? Join Museum educators as we discover the story of young revolutionary James Forten and how he – and other children and teens – experienced this turbulent time.
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Museum Films

Daily Showings
Explore the origins, experiences, and ongoing legacy of the American Revolution through three engaging films.
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Sketch by Gabriel Bray called A View Of Apolonia
Courtesy of National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Sierra Leone and the American Revolution

Examine the role Sierra Leone played in the American Revolution, who Sierra Leone's major players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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WATCH: Read the Revolution with Stephen Brumwell

Watch the Museum's archived video of Stephen Brumwell's January 2020 discussion on his book, Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty.
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Color a Revolutionary Thank You for Memorial Day

Download, print, and color a coloring page from the Museum, based on Washington's Standard, with a special message of gratitude for service members.
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The Netherlands and the American Revolution

Examine the role the Netherlands played in the American Revolution, who the major Dutch players were, and additional resources to continue learning more.
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Silhouette artist T.J. Steussy shows a young visitor his silhouette during Winter Weekends at the Museum.

Silhouette Art's Unique Connection to Revolutionary-era Philadelphia

Silhouette artist Ted Stuessy explores a brief history of the artform and its unique connection to the Peale Museum in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia.
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